BEING innately positive is essential to running any business. You have to be like that to deal with the downs, which contrary to popular opinion can impact on a business much, much quicker than expected.
When I say positive however, I don’t mean rah-rah, punch the air, I mean despite the hurdles, being clear about where you are going and having confidence from understanding your business well enough to quickly set in alternative and salving arrangements. I mean being positive about taking risks, but knowing what the downside is and being clear about a way out. I mean being honest with yourself, in identifying what you are good at and in putting in the energy to see a project through.